Rescuers evacuate 700 passengers from flooded India train

| 29.07,19. 06:20 AM |


Rescuers evacuate 700 passengers from flooded India train



Rescuers in India have safely evacuated all 700 passengers from a train after it got stuck in monsoon floodwaters between two stations near Mumbai.


A statement by India's disaster management office in Maharashtra state said the Mahalaxmi Express train got stuck due to flooding of the tracks.


Home Minister Amit Shah said on Twitter that all of the passengers had been rescued safely on Saturday (local time).


Rescuers in India have safely evacuated all 700 passengers from a train after it got stuck in monsoon floodwaters between two stations near Mumbai. (AP)


A statement by India's disaster management office in Maharashtra state said the Mahalaxmi Express train got stuck due to flooding of the tracks. (EPA)


Home Minister Amit Shah said on Twitter that all of the passengers had been rescued safely on Saturday (local time). (AP)


The National Disaster Response Force and the navy earlier launched a rescue operation after authorities warned passengers not to move.


The first group of 150 passengers was rescued after the train had been stranded for nine hours in the area, which is about 90 kilometres from Mumbai.


The train had departed from Mumbai around 8.15pm Friday before it got stuck at 3am Saturday


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